Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS

Version 1.0
Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
Last edited 02/11/2007

This tutorial shows how you can set up a network-attached storage server with FreeNAS. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system and supports CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC, SSH, local user authentication, and software RAID (0, 1, 5). It comes with a powerful web interface and uses very little space on the hard drive – about 32MB.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

1 Preliminary Note

In this article I will set up a NAS system with three 30GB hard disks, where the first one is split up in a small partition for the FreeNAS system itself and a large data partition. I will combine the other two hard drives in a RAID1 array. I will use the IP address for my FreeNAS system with the gateway address



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